Colour!

I love colour! Whether it’s the subtle colours that I can see in neutrals, the softness of pastels or the bright loud colours that make you smile. I love it all. I am so lucky that my job revolves around colour. The people who come into my showroom, immediately talk about colour when they enter without even realising. It might be that they say, “I want something to blend in with the colour of the walls, or my walls are blue so I want the curtains to have some blue in them”. Or even: “I have no idea what colour I want”. It is always the start of the conversation, which leads me to finding the perfect fabrics for their home.

Dulux colour of the year 2022 is Bright Skies

Farrow and Ball have just launched their Liberty’s range of colours that link in with the incredibly iconic Liberty’s prints and patterns.

And Little Greene have just launched their second collection of National Trust Wallpapers

The resources are all pointing us in the direction of the earthy tones of the past’s nature links. When I studied Design History at Guildford college, we were constantly being reminded of the links to nature. From Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic flowers that are now replicated in fabrics to the colours that were used in different eras. Little Green has a wonderfully helpful page that categorizes the colours into different periods. We studied the Victorian and Regency colours a lot, looking at different rooms through history and how the colours were repeated.

Oranges are being requested a lot at the moment. This can be anything from the pinky tone of coral to the bright 60’s style marigold orange. Orange accents in a room can add so much warmth to your space and are such a good starting point to make your home cosy.


About Author

Sophie

Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.

During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.

Fabrics are a real passion and so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my own curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.

After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing, but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it all together.

Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the greatest creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at, to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.

The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my clients bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range have given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp looking new builds.

The history of fabric design is repeated from all different eras that I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel particularly fortunate to add all of this magic to your home, making your home feel special, beautiful and above all, the space that you love.